Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
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davepsnr
davepsnr Community member Posts: 28 Listener
I have had to request a "how your disability affects you" form from DWP for PIP, as my health conditions have changed.  Does anyone know what the process is like, if they increase your PIP or reduce it etc etc??

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    The process is the same as the first time. You'll need to fill out the forms with as much information as possible, without telling your life story. Any extra evidence you have should be sent with the forms.

    Your award can either be increased, decreased, stay the same or stop completely. Did you get some expert advice before reporting changes? A worsening of condition doesn't automatically entitle you to more points for a higher award.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • davepsnr
    davepsnr Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    Hi Poppy, No.  I had a PIP assessment and then decision which I challenged with a Mandatory Reconciliation.  I had that reviewed and it stayed the same but on the paperwork they sent me it said that a change or decline in my health couldn't be looked at in a challenge.  I could only complete this review form to be looked at again?
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